Showing posts from August, 2010

Documentary on Tuvalu to screen on PBS

Time and Tide, a documentary which follows a group of expatriate Tuvaluans as they return home (and in the process explores both globalization and the threats of global warming), will screen at 8:30 and 11 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 2, on PBS Hawai'i.The film is also available to UH-Manoa students, faculty and staff at Wong Audio/Visual Center. To view the Pacific Islanders in Communication website for the film, click on the image at right; to view the library's Voyager record, click here.

History Workshop Series. De-Centering the Nation State: Historical Methodology within a Pacific Geography

The UH-Manoa Department of History has announced a new History Workshop series. Below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Suzanna Reiss and Matt Romaniello. For more information on David Chappell's talk, click on the image at top right; for more on the series in general, click on the image at bottom right. Dear Colleagues,

The Department of History invites you to join the inaugural series of our new History Workshop.  This year's theme is "De-Centering the Nation State: Historical Methodology within a Pacific Geography." 

The series will being with "Transnations in Oceania: Colonial States and Indigenous Identities" by David Chappell, Associate Professor of Pacific and World History, on Friday, September 3rd at 2:30 pm in the History Department Library (Sakamaki Hall A201). 

We've attached flyers for Professor Chappell's talk and the upcoming series.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would distribute this informa…

Wireless Printing Now Available In Library

Thanks to the Library's Desktop Networking Services department, you can now print documents off your laptop at various locations in Hamilton and Sinclair libraries, using the UH wireless network.
The address of the GOPRINT printer system is:

After logging in with your UH username/password, you can choose any one of three printer locations in Hamilton:
BHSD (Business, Humanities, & Social Sciences area, first floor),HAWNPAC (Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Reading Room, fifth floor), orSCITECH (Science & Technology reference area (first floor, Hamilton Addition).The SCITECH location is a color printer, which is $0.75 per page; other locations are $0.09 per page. When you select a printer location the print request (JOBNAME) on the GOPRINT paystation window is your UH login name. Print requests disappear after two hours if not executed or deleted.

Sinclair Library has two wireless printing locations.

Dr. Karen M. Peacock: 1948-2010

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Karen M. Peacock.

Karen Peacock was professor emeritus and retired curator of the Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  She passed away peacefully on August 13, 2010 after a ten-month battle with cancer.
Karen's career with the UH Library spanned more than thirty years.  She began in the Pacific Collection, where she briefly worked in a temporary position before moving into a tenure-track position with the Social Sciences & Humanities reference department.  She returned to the Pacific Collection in 1980 as a Pacific specialist and in 1987 assumed curatorship of the collection upon the retirement of R. Renee Heyum.  In addition to her work as curator of the Pacific Collection, she also served as department head for the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections (formerly Special Collections) at Hamilton Library from 2001 until her retirement.  Karen became ill late last year and officially r…

Finding Hawaii- and Pacific-related dissertations & theses

PhD dissertations and masters' theses often mark the first sustained, scholarly research into a specific subject -- as such, they're an invaluable foundation for all future research. The Hawaiian Collection is a depository for dissertations and theses produced at the University of Hawai'i, and both the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections also regularly seek to acquire relevant dissertations and theses produced at universities worldwide. As they are cataloged, dissertations and theses are added to the library's online Voyager catalog, while Hawaiian and Pacific Collections staff also compile an  annual list of all University of Hawaii dissertations and theses, including those awaiting cataloging -- for information regarding this publication e-mail In addition to these resources, Pacific Collection Librarian Lynette Furuhashi has compiled a listing of all Pacific-related dissertations and theses (more than 450) produced at UH between 1923 and 2008; to v…